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Child of Glass 

A boy continues to see a ghost of a Creole girl and he has to help her solve a riddle...otherwise he might be haunted for the rest of his life!


John Erman


Richard Peck (novel), Jim Lawrence | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Barbara Barrie ... Emily Armsworth
Biff McGuire ... Joe Armsworth
Anthony Zerbe ... Amory Timmons
Nina Foch ... Aunt Lavinia Culp
Katy Kurtzman ... Blossom Culp
Steve Shaw Steve Shaw ... Alexander Armsworth
Olivia Barash ... Inez Dumaine
Denise Nickerson ... Connie Sue Armsworth
Jack Rader ... Sheriff Muncey
Irene Tedrow ... Miss Merryweather
Lilyan Chauvin ... Madame Dumaine
David Hurst ... Jacques Dumaine
Sue Ann Gilfillan Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Ludee Calhoun


Alexander Armsworth and his family move to an authentic antibellum mansion, which once was owned by a river pirate. Alexander is drawn into a century-old mystery when he sees the ghost of a little girl, and she asks for his help in finding the "child of glass" by reciting a riddle. He has only a day or two to solve the riddle, or be haunted for the rest of his life! Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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Did You Know?


While most of the setting is authentic, the production company could not find a suitable crypt in the Danville, Kentucky cemetary, so the climactic sequence was shot in a fake tomb constructed in the actual graveyard. The phony mausoleum became a local attraction after the film aired. See more »


Alexander Armsworth: Sleeping lies the murdered lass, vainly cries the child of glass, when the two shall be as one, the spirits journey will be done.
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Excellent and Fun Family Movie
17 February 2000 | by Steve-193See all my reviews

I must say that this was a very enjoyable movie and would recommend it for the whole family.

Here is a ghost story that builds on the idea that trust is a good thing and even though you may reside in different worlds you can still bond with each other and help in a time of need.

A modern boy keeps seeing a ghost girl, about his same age, and discovers that the little girl cannot rest in peace until she solves a riddle. Even though it may be dangerous and the little boy will end up losing the ghost girl as a friend if he succeeds in solving the it he agrees to help. He gets help from a new neighbor friend who is also the same age and their off to the races. They have only until holloween to solve the riddle of "The Child of Glass"

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Release Date:

14 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die gläserne Puppe See more »

Filming Locations:

Danville, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)| Mono


Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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